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Denver Public Schools
16 hours ago
Part of this Denver teacher’s platform for school board? A $5,000 raise for every teacher
Anna DeWitt teaches French at North High School. She is running for an at-large seat.
1 day ago
Policy vs. practice: Handcuffing of students under review in Denver school district
“I have an incredibly difficult time imagining any scenario where a very young person should be put in handcuffs,” said board President Anne Rowe.
3 days ago
Some Denver teachers want an election do-over as just 11 votes separate union president, challenger
But there’s another issue at play, too. According to social media posts, the ballots at 10 Denver schools were thrown out.
April 19, 2019
Student and parent groups pushing Denver schools to hire ‘counselors, not cops’
Last year, the ratio of students to social workers in Denver was 681-to-1, according to state data. The recommended ratio is 250-to-1.
April 16, 2019
A young strike captain wants to unseat the longtime president of the Denver teachers union
Union elections happen every two years, but the timing makes this one especially important.
April 11, 2019
Here’s how many students were accepted and waitlisted at each Denver school
The charts show how many students listed each Denver school as their No. 1 choice, how many students were accepted there, and how many are on the waitlist.
April 9, 2019
Denver father is the first contender for a wide-open school board seat
Scott Baldermann is the father of two students at Lincoln Elementary School in the Washington Park neighborhood.
April 9, 2019
Police are investigating anti-Semitic vandalism at a Denver elementary school
“Hate will never be welcome in Denver Public Schools,” Superintendent Susana Cordova wrote in a letter Tuesday to families and district employees.
April 3, 2019
Calls are mounting to change Denver’s school rating system. Here’s how it works now.
What exactly is the school performance framework, how is it used, and why are there so many complaints about it?
April 1, 2019
Why the Denver school district’s top boss wants to create a ‘unified equity plan’
The result will be a “unified equity plan” that will “align efforts that currently exist in silos,” according to Superintendent Susana Cordova's entry plan.
March 28, 2019
Denver’s Susana Cordova named a ‘chief for change’ by national education group
Cordova joins 36 other Chiefs for Change members across the country.
March 23, 2019
A crisis and an opportunity: Inside the fight to save one Denver middle school
While the student body was mostly white when the school opened, it is now mostly students of color, forcing a hard conversation about the role of race in school closure.
March 22, 2019
Denver school district employee who mocked students’ names resigns
A district spokesperson declined to identify the employee by name.
March 22, 2019
To boost student attendance and well-being, more Colorado schools ask, ‘Need help with laundry?’
In an effort to banish shame over dirty clothes and boost student attendance, some Colorado schools are creating free, on-site laundromats.
March 21, 2019
Denver school district commits to $15 minimum wage by 2023
The change will cost $9 million, and affect more than 3,000 food service workers, custodians, teachers aides, and other hourly workers.
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